Graydon Megan | April 17, 2013
Rejecting claims of a direct link between violent video games and violent behavior, Elmhurst Public Library board members Tuesday turned down requests by a small group of residents to change the library’s selection policy for violent video games.
“There’s no evidence I can see between these games and violent behavior,” said library director Mary Beth Campe.
Campe and board members made clear they see the inclusion of the materials in the library’s collection as an issue of First Amendment freedom of expression.
Schuetz, who spoke for the citizen group Tuesday, insisted the group is not asking for a ban on the games.
“We are asking the library to implement improved selection criteria and procedures,” Schuetz told board members.